We first heard of Ian's plans to conquer Antarctica quite a while ago but it's not only recently until the plans were really locked in and confirmed and as a matter of fact Ian is almost ready to set sail towards Antarctica, after a few good drinks at his first port of call in Ushuaia - Tierra del Duego - Argentina. We should soon expect him to start making some super cold cocktails at what is to be the world's first Pop Up Rum Shack in Antarctica!
We look forward to seeing some amazing pictures and reading more about his expedition to the last great wilderness in the world.
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GLOBAL RUM AMBASSADOR IAN BURRELL TO BUILD THE WORLD’S FIRST SUB-ZERO “Pop Up” RUM SHACK IN ANTARCTICA.
CAMPAIGN AIMS TO SPARK DEBATE ABOUT WATER WASTAGE AND RAISE MONEY FOR WINE TO WATER.
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, Director of The Rum Experience and Founder of the UK RumFest will be travelling thousands of miles across three continents and two oceans as well as facing the challenging conditions of Antarctica to build the world’s coldest pop-up rum shack, whilst raising money for the esteemed water charity, Wine to Water. Setting sail on 25th March, Ian will endeavor to serve the forty-strong expedition crew and local community, delicious tropical rum cocktails in sub-zero temperatures in a world first.
Taking the trend of innovative pop-up bars to a pioneering new level, the world’s most revered Rum Ambassador will be bringing a taste of the Tropics to the South Pole all in the name of charity, building from scratch a carefully designed pop-up rum shack where rum will be flowing, cocktails will be shaken and ice will be in abundance. Supporting this spring’s Wine to Water campaign, Ian Burrell will be raising money for the non-for-profit organisation focused on providing clean water to people in desperate need. Nearly 1 billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
Ian Burrell has a personal ambition to give something back. As the Global Rum Ambassador, mixing cocktails, judging competitions and travelling the world spreading the gospel of rum is a day-to-day way of life and has brought to his attention the high levels of water wasted throughout the industry. With the components of many drinks made up of over 60% of water including the abundance of wasted ice and a vast proportion discarded without being consumed, Wine to Water is the perfect organisation to help raise awareness and support the global water crisis.
“Having spent the last 10 years spreading the gospel of rum throughout the world, visiting Antarctica seemed like the next natural step to bring rum to an entirely new destination and audience. I am thrilled to be travelling with an expedition of forty fellow adventurers to build the local community their very own pop up rum shack and for a fantastic cause. All money raised will go towards the Wine to Water campaign that will ultimately transform people’s lives by providing running clean water and raising the global water crisis.”
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador
“All of us at Wine To Water were so thrilled and honored to have Mr. Burrell choose us as his partnering charity for such an awesome campaign. In many of the countries where we work women and children have to walk hours every day to gather a life giving resource that we in the bar industry take for granted. I am certain this campaign will not only shed some light on humanities most precious resource, but it will also give us an opportunity to serve thousands more in need of clean drinking water.”
Trip sponored by:
Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2013